Schefflerodendron usambarense is a deciduous tree growing 15 - 30 metres tall. The bole is usually somewhat tortuous and is slightly fluted at the base; it can be up to 70cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is mainly used locally.
Equatorial Africa - Cameroon, Gabon, DR Congo, northern Tanzania
Low-land rain-forest, swampy forest; at elevations from 800 - 1,100 metres[
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The wood is very hard and heavy. It is used for building poles, tool handles and fencing poles[
]. The wood is of good quality and is used in the manufacture of musical instruments[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
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